COLUMBIA, Mo. – The No. 7-ranked and unbeaten Missouri wrestling team rolled to a 37-7 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday, Jan. 19 inside the Hearnes Center.
NDSU junior Steven Monk, ranked No. 6 in the nation at 165 pounds, posted his fifth victory over a top-11 opponent this season with a 3-0 decision of No. 10 Zach Toal.
No. 7 Nathan McCormick of Missouri registered a fall at 133 pounds, and the Tigers were the benefactors of forfeits at 157 pounds and 184 pounds.
Missouri (8-0-1) had not allowed more than three points in a home dual this season prior to tonight.
The dual with Missouri was NDSU’s sixth against a ranked opponent and third against a top-10 team this season.
NDSU (5-7) will open Western Wrestling Conference action at Air Force on Friday, Jan. 25, and take on defending WWC champion Wyoming on the road on Sunday, Jan. 27.
No. 7 Missouri 37, North Dakota State 7
125 – No. 6 Trent Sprenkle (NDSU) won by major decision over Dale Boyd (Missouri), 13-2
133 – No. 7 Nathan McCormick (Missouri) won by pin over Josh Rodriguez (NDSU), 4:36
141 – Trevor Jauch (Missouri) won by decision over Mark Erickson (NDSU), 8-1
149 – No. 16 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) won by major decision over Joe Garner (NDSU), 16-4
157 – No. 20 Kyle Bradley (Missouri) won by forfeit
165 – No. 6 Steven Monk (NDSU) won by decision over No. 10 Zach Toal (Missouri), 3-0
174 – No. 15 Todd Porter (Missouri) won by decision over Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 10-4
184 – No. 8 Mike Larson (Missouri) won by forfeit
197 – No. 11 Brent Haynes (Missouri) won by major decision over Kallen Kleinschmidt (NDSU), 11-2
285 – No. 1 Dom Bradley (Missouri) won by tech fall over John Gusewelle (NDSU), 19-4